201. I am so excited to see my poppies!
Bright and crinkled petals bend towards the suns light.
The colors seem almost painted on as they are a shade not often seen in nature.
They were lovely before the rain crept in and they lowered towards the earth.
Perhaps just until the sun comes back to perk them up.
202. For the daycare workers and teachers in Oklahoma who put their lives at risk for the children’s sake.
Any parent that may wonder if your child’s teacher would do the same,
Trust me when I say they would.
These men and women choose to daily do a difficult but rewarding task.
And when they go through education and training,
it may not occur to them that they may be put in such situations where they may be able to physically save a child.
But they do and would and will.
Thank God for them.
203. For the big hearts of people who adopt pets!
Zoey was in need of a new home or she was going to be brought to the shelter.
I couldn’t see that happen.
Brian and I didn’t think we could handle 3, mainly because we didn’t want to disrupt our pack that is a pretty smooth machine most days.
So my brother’s mother-in-law adopted her. Dyanne & Gary have great big hearts and rescue often with the intent to find homes but end up falling in love.
Thus, they have a large and beautiful pack!
Zoey is doing well and playing a lot with her new brothers and sisters.
Brian and I love Zoey and were actually heart broken to give her away.
The dogs got along with her but Cooper seemed a bit upset that she was taking his cuddle spots.
We just didn’t want to risk his behavior changing back to when we first rescued him.
Still…she is this fantastic dog and now in a great home!
If you have any doubt about adopting ,
I have seen that most dogs are so ready to love and be loved!
Check out your local shelter,
You could find your own perfect pet!
204. For each new beginning.
I have been struggling with food issues and working out.
I do so well and then slide back into bad habits.
But today I have chosen health.
205. For finding reasons to work out.
Saturday I walked a little over 4 miles in just over 56 minutes.
I was working hard the whole time!
I kept thinking,
“I have to beat my last time of 58 minutes.”
Clouds hung low as I began, but I was determined.
As I made my way closer to the 3 mile mark, the thunder exploded.
I prayed that it not pour down til I got back and more importantly that I not get struck by lightening!
I made it with just a few drops having made their way to my head.
Today I chose my favorite Yoga Booty Ballet routine.
It was a great beginning to my day!
206. For funny stories that God knows I get a kick out of.
Friday evening, I look out the window and see a deer along the fence on the side of our yard.
A sight we see pretty regularly,
Yet I am always caught off guard.
I watch in amazement, as I always find them so graceful.
He was eating leaves from the trees all around him almost ferociously,
Which at the time I found kind of funny.
A few hours later I take the dogs out to do their business.
Normally the deer run immediately away.
Cooper and Coogee don’t have the best eyesight and it was getting just dark enough that they didn’t notice him.
Then a rabbit ran in front of Cooper and off he goes chasing it as it slides under the fence and near the deer.
I figured he would run for sure,
Cooper then spots this large animal and bravely approaches the fence where they smell each others noses.
I am standing in amazement!
No I didn’t grab my camera!
Then the deer head butts the fence and Cooper runs quickly off.
Coogee was watching and is now in mamma mode.
She runs up barking at the deer.
The deer then head butts the fence again and is trying to ram his way in!
I was kind of in
“What do I do? This has never happened before” thinking.
I go closer thinking at any moment he will bolt off.
He makes some growling noises and is clearly not happy with me.
Not in the least is he making any attempt to leave.
I want Coogee to leave him alone and stop barking and honestly he was scaring me!
I thought at any moment he was going to easily leap over the fence (which was very possible) and come after us.
(Ok I know he is just a deer, but have you seen their muscular legs?!)
I bang the bar-be-cue lid and eventually he did turn and leap off into the darkness.
Coogee triumphantly ran back to me,
Proud of her work.
The next several times they went out,
Both were a bit timid.
He returned the next evening but was not so eager to stick around.
This is Coogee barking at the deer.
207. For our riding lawn mower!
Is it strange that it’s one chore that I don’t hate?
208. For The Brick House Deli.
I love their wraps !
209.For flip flop weather!
It’s here! Warm weather is back!
Break out the flip flops that go with everything!
210. For the sweetness of watermelon and strawberries and peaches!
I love my summer fruits !
There is so much sweetness in those little moments and nothings.
Have you noticed?